Kingfisher (1-1) will be without starting quarterback Derek Patterson for at least the next few weeks as he recovers from a AC joint separation in his throwing shoulder, the same injury OU quarterback Sam Bradford has. Patterson suffered the injury in practice a week ago and missed Friday night’s loss to Tuttle. Logan Nault took his place in the starting lineup.
“Derek is our main cog on offense,” Kingfisher coach Jeff Myers said. “Logan is a great athlete and he made things happen at times but he’s not our quarterback. Now we’ve not only gotten weaker at quarterback but we’ve gotten weaker at receiver because we’ve had to move Logan to quarterback.”
His loss had a huge impact on Kingfisher’s offense, albeit against a pretty good defensive team in Tuttle. But how much this impacts the playoff race in their district remains to be seen. Nault has some wheels but clearly doesn’t have much feel for playing quarterback which is a huge adjustment for a kid to make on the fly in the middle of the season.